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Air Asia Crew’s Panicking Voice Made the Situation Worse

On 16th Oct, passengers on board Indonesia Air Asia flight from Perth, Australia to Bali experienced a state of panic. First, it was announced a “technical issue” one hour after the aircraft took off. Then the aircraft rapidly descended tens of thousands of feet while the oxygen masks also dropped from the ceiling. Imagine if we…

Are You Using Too Much Effort Projecting Your Voice?

How do you find out if you use too much effort in your voice projection? And what’s the harm if you use too much effort projecting your voice? When you are shouting, you use too much unnecessary effort in your voice projection. It’ll damage your vocal cords soonest. You’ll feel sore in your throat. You…

How to Speak with a Confident Voice without Feeling Confident

Is it possible to speak with a confident voice without feeling confident? Most people think that you have to feel confident first. Only then will your voice exude confidence. Well, that’s only half of the story. Researches have shown that when you work on your body, which includes voice, how you feel will follow. Here,…

Do you sound like a man when you are a woman? Or Vice Versa?

Some of my female clients told me, “When I was over the phone, the other end always addressed me as sir.” While some of my male clients said, “When I was on the phone, they always thought I was a woman!” Clearly, there’s an unconscious criterion in our society on how a man sounds and…

How to Present Complex Ideas with Simplicity?

Many of my clients often said to me with frustration, “What I present is too complex or too technical. Most of the times, I saw my audience drifting away. How can I explain it in a simple way so I can not only help the audience understand but also keep their attention?” There is one…

Do you get nervous only when you speak to groups?

Many clients told me, “I’m comfortable when I speak on a one-to-one basis. But I get nervous when I speak to groups.” Who doesn’t get nervous in public speaking? Speaking in front a group can stir the terror of being judged and humiliated, while it may not happen when speaking to one person. If you…

Your Voice Is Your Energy

“Everything is energy.” So is your voice. What level of energy are you sending out when you speak? Energy forms presence. When you want to elevate your presence, you can not let your voice drag you down. Voice is as sound waves. It sends out attraction or repulsion. Elevating your presence without elevating your sound vibration…

Voice Work Is More Than Working on the Voice

A client came to me for one-to-one voice coaching recently. He was confused, “I’ve been watching your YouTube videos, and have read your book a few times. But I still couldn’t seem to get the breathing right. I’m also still nervous when I gave presentations.” Upon digging deeper with this client, I realized it was…

“I Have to Speak Fast to Keep the Audience’s Attention “

This is a very common reason for some of my clients to end up speaking fast. If you want to keep your audience’s attention, this is the wrong way to go. Your audience will try very hard catching up with you. Eventually they’ll give up and tune out. The result is just the opposite to…

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